Saturday, January 19, 2008, the Maricopa County Republican Party will conduct a mandatory meeting to elect a new county chairman to replace Lyle Tuttle who must resign due to health problems. Our good friend, Tom Husband, will be on the ballot and should win handily and without a challenge and with our raving endorsement.
In addition, the party will be conducting a straw poll on the presidential candidates. Sonoran Alliance will post those results.
Finally, the party will be voting on two major resolutions dealing with the sanctity of life and illegal immigration. Here is the text of those resolutions:
Resolution Number 1: A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE
WHEREAS the first unalienable and natural law right stated in our Declaration of Independence is the right to life and,
WHEREAS the unborn child is a human being and therefore has a right to life and,
WHEREAS the life of a human being is sacred and,
WHEREAS it is the duty of all civilized government to prevent the taking of innocent human life and,
WHEREAS abortion is the taking of innocent human life and contrary to natural law and civilized society,
THEREFORE, be it resolved by The Maricopa County Republican Committee that we do hereby affirm our support of the 2004 plank to the Republican Party platform in opposition to the use of public funding for the practice of abortion and the appropriation of government funds to any organization advocating the use of abortion and we
THEREFORE, urge all Arizona delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention to support a plank to the 2008 Republican Party platform in opposition to the public funding of abortion and all organizations advocating its use.
Resolution Number 2: A RESOLUTION CONCERNING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
WHEREAS the federal government has failed to secure our borders and,
WHEREAS the federal government has failed to enforce our laws against hiring undocumented workers and,
WHEREAS the failure of the federal government to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws has encouraged a massive number of persons to illegally enter the United States and,
WHEREAS uncontrolled illegal immigration has allowed persons with criminal histories and persons with contagious diseases to enter the United States and harm the American people and,
WHEREAS illegal immigration has caused increased cost at the state and local level for health care, law enforcement, courts, corrections and, education and,
WHEREAS the non-enforcement of the laws against hiring of undocumented workers in a magnet causing illegal immigration and,
WHEREAS amnesty or the granting of permanent legal status to illegal aliens only rewards illegal immigration and encourages more persons to enter the United States illegally and,
WHEREAS the burden of illegal immigration is being unfairly borne by the American taxpayer,
THEREFORE be it resolved by the Maricopa County Republican Committee that we demand the immediate securing of our international borders and do hereby register our opposition to granting amnesty or to any scheme by another name to grant permanent legal status to persons illegally in the United States and we also do hereby support the enforcement of sanctions against employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.